Printed on 4/16/2021

Pipefitting Apprentice

50-435-1 Apprenticeship (A) 16 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

In the Fox Valley area, pipefitters are primarily employed in the papermaking industry, though there are other businesses that require the installation, repair and servicing of pressure piping and similar equipment. A pipefitter will lay out, cut and bend pipes. You will learn how to install, test, maintain and repair high- or low-pressure piping systems. You’ll also learn how to cut, heat and bend metal. Your training will give you a thorough knowledge of pipe characteristics, particularly related to high or low pressure and chemicals. You’ll also learn the principles of hydraulics and gain welding and soldering skills. This program requires you to first be employed and involves four years of on-the-job training and classroom instruction.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Occupational Specific (16 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Theory
    50-419-510
    0.5Credit
    18
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50419510
    • Credits: 0.50

    Is an introduction to the theories involved in fluid power transmission, including the relationships of flow and volume to speed of operation, and pressure and area to force. Emphasis is on the importance of reading and understanding fluid power symbols.

  • Pipefitter Related 1
    50-435-501
    1.5Credit
    54
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50435501
    • Credits: 1.50

    Consists of an introduction to the trade that explains the paid related requirements and protocol of attending school. Basic drafting techniques are covered, as well as an introduction to Orthographic Projections. Mathematics are covered, as well as an introduction to trigonometry. Labs and related hands-on projects are also included.

  • Pipefitter Related 2
    50-435-502
    2Credit
    72
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50435502
    • Credits: 2.00

    Consists of trigonometry and related science as it pertains to the field of pipefitting. Science of matter, properties of solids, properties of liquids, properties of gases, work energy power, temperature and heat effects, and change of state are explored. Labs and related hands-on projects are also included.

  • Pipefitter Related 3
    50-435-503
    2Credit
    72
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50435503
    • Credits: 2.00

    Consists of multiview drawings, Isometric drawings, and process pipe drawings. Also covered in process piping are definitions, rolling offsets, and solving parallel offsets. Layout of pipe intersections and uneven angles are studied. Labs and related hands-on projects are also included.

  • Pipefitter Related 4
    50-435-504
    2Credit
    72
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50435504
    • Credits: 2.00

    Consists of steam concepts, steam trapping, boiler accessories, pressure reducing stations, steam piping, and high and low pressure boilers. Trigonometry concepts are reviewed and discussed. Labs and related hands-on projects are also included.

  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Circuits
    50-419-511
    0.5Credit
    18
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50419511
    • Credits: 0.50

    Provides students the opportunity to build and test some of the common circuits used in industry using knowledge of symbology and fluid power theory learned in previous courses. An explanation of these circuit components is included in this course.

  • Pipefitter Related 5
    50-435-505
    1.5Credit
    54
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50435505
    • Credits: 1.50

    Consists of the study of various valves and their functions and applications. Also covered in this section is the science of metallurgy and its application to the trade. Rigging is covered, as well as rigging safety and its application to the trade. Pipe insulation and the purpose and applications are discussed and studied.

  • Pipefitter Related 6
    50-435-506
    2Credit
    72
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50435506
    • Credits: 2.00

    Covers chemical handling as it relates to the paper industry and local manufacturing in this area. Template development through the use of the Layout w/1000 Ordinate book is practiced. Pipefitter related web sites are also explored to enhance the skill level of the trainee. An introduction to pneumatics and the laws the apply are reviewed and discussed. Labs and related hands-on projects are also included.

  • Pipefitter Related 7
    50-435-530
    2Credit
    72
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50435530
    • Credits: 2.00

    Covers an introduction to refrigeration systems and the mechanical components involved in the refrigeration process. The high side and the low side of the refrigeration process are analyzed. Hydraulics and the laws of physics that apply to hydraulics are explored and discussed. Pipefitter related websites are also explored to enhance the skill level of the trainee. Labs and related hands-on projects are also included.

  • Pneumatics Apprentice
    50-419-512
    0.5Credit
    18
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50419512
    • Credits: 0.50

    Uses a combination of lecture and hands-on lab to explain some of the more common industrial uses for pneumatic systems. Correct air preparation and distribution as well as conservation of energy are stressed.

  • Pipefitter Related 8
    50-435-531
    1.5Credit
    54
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50435531
    • Credits: 1.50

    Covers hot water heating systems, hydrostatic testing, boiler safety, and one and two pipe hot water heating systems. Hydraulic circuitry is introduced and discussed as it relates to the pipe trades. Tube data and tube bending projects are also part of Pipefitter 8. Labs and hands-on related projects are also included.

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